June 18, 2010.
To Bet Power:
Thanks for reminding me about the Compton’s Cafeteria riot. Isn’t there a documentary about it?
And you are right about those people who are not listed in our history but were there, working and taking risks, long before Stonewall.
And the issue not just of Bayard Rustin but of people like Eckstein, who worked for several causes, in this case race and sex.
And that is an issue we need to deal with today, as Prop 8 showed us.
And thanks for putting it so well: There was a more conservative approach and then a more militant phase.